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Inscription

by unknown hand, over the boy's head in black: FRANC MAR M IIII (Francesco, Fourth Marquis of Mantua)

Provenance

J. Quincy Shaw, Boston.[1] (Schoenemann Galleries, Inc., New York); sold 24 July 1940 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1943 to NGA.

Bibliography
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: repro. no. 88
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 82, repro., as by Ercole Roberti.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 120, repro., as by Ercole Roberti.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 9.
1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 83, fig. 231.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 3, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 16, repro.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:22-23, II: repro. pl. 14, as by Baldassarre d'Este.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 35, repro.
2003
Boskovits, Miklós, and David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 2003: 47-50, color repro.